Damaged Hair?

aleesalinaleesalin Posts: 8Registered Users
Okay so I'm pretty sure I have heat damage from about 2 years of straightening my hair almost daily. I'm not sure what my hair type is but I think it used to be 3b, my roots look either 3a or 3b but the rest of my hair looks more 2c due to the straightening. I decided to stop straightening my hair. Are there any tips to get my hair healthy again? I also don't wanna cut it all off.

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  • SayoonSayoon Posts: 432Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Don't give up keep moisturizing ur hair n experimenting ur hair will go into different phases as its recovering u might n u will get bad hair days but don't give up , I had 9 years of heat damage n now am enjoying my natural hair it recovered now :) just hang there n take care of ur hair get a clean cut too.
  • BlackAngelPlayahBlackAngelPlayah Posts: 1,419Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    And maybe some protein treatments wouldn't hurt either. :)
    :afro:FroZen:afro:
  • monique.browmonique.brow Posts: 7Registered Users
    well get some trims and try pro naturals moroccan argan oil hair treatment kit, it's the one that I use to keep my hair healthy, it helps to repair and restore the damaged hair. if you are interested I bought it online @ safrons. com :D good luck girl :)
  • KrullenbolKrullenbol Posts: 114Registered Users
    If you want the heat damaged pieces to get healthy again, the only way is to chop it off
  • aleesalinaleesalin Posts: 8Registered Users
    Okay I am so weak...I straightened my hair, I can't help it. I feel like I look better with straight hair. I'm thinking about just getting a keratin treatment to smooth down the curl.
  • eveechazareeeveechazaree Posts: 39Registered Users
    If you're more comfortable with straight hair go for it! I did that freshman year- until 9 moths ago, I used a relaxer, but left it on for a shorter period of time, basically a texturizer my natural curl is 3c 4a it loosened the curl making it easier to straighten. There are ways to minimize heat, do loose braids, let it air dry, then straighten it.
  • JohariJohari Posts: 673Registered Users
    Deep condition weekly & trim spilt ends.

    Sent from my C5155 using CurlTalk App
  • YasminetheprodiYasminetheprodi Posts: 8Registered Users
    Use coconut oil make sure it is non hyd:lurk::lurk:rogenated
  • Firefox7275Firefox7275 Posts: 3,750Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    aleesalin wrote: »
    Okay I am so weak...I straightened my hair, I can't help it. I feel like I look better with straight hair. I'm thinking about just getting a keratin treatment to smooth down the curl.

    A keratin 'treatment' is damaging, might be the beginning of the end for already fried hair. Why not learn about heat free ways of straightening your hair like wrapping when wet? Maybe get rid of your flat iron for a while if you cannot trust yourself?
    2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

    CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
    Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond/ fractionated coconut oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
    Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
    Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Au Naturale styling gelee
    Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
    Experimenting with: benign neglect
  • CurlyCutie1394CurlyCutie1394 Posts: 348Registered Users
    I had bad heat damage my junior year when I gave up flat ironing deep conditioning, bunning, then a hair cut a year later helped a lot the difference is obvious ImageUploadedByCurlTalk1370041178.649767.jpg
  • eveechazareeeveechazaree Posts: 39Registered Users
    Omg I LOVE your hair!!!!! Gorgeous!!!!
  • CurlyCutie1394CurlyCutie1394 Posts: 348Registered Users
    Thank you
  • aleesalinaleesalin Posts: 8Registered Users
    I wish I could just accept my natural hair but I love it straight and I think it looks better on me that way
  • Firefox7275Firefox7275 Posts: 3,750Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    aleesalin wrote: »
    I wish I could just accept my natural hair but I love it straight and I think it looks better on me that way

    So research heat and chemical free methods like wet wrapping. There is no way or chemical treating or heat styling your hair straight without significant damage, it just does not exist. Any method of 'stretching out' curls will weaken the protein structure, because there is a direct relationship between the strength of your hair and curl pattern. Basically hair is strongest in it's natural formation, anything else weakens the chemical bonds.

    Ultimately it's your call, you may feel you are willing to accept damaged but straight hair, and that is fine. Many people take years or decades to get to the start of their natural journey and some never change.

    Or research different cuts and lengths, half ups and full up dos, high and low volume, side or centre part, bangs or face framing layers, longer at the back than the front. Once healthy your curls will have much more bounce and shape, they can't possibly not suit you in every single hairstyle - there are SO many options.

    Lots of helpful articles here
    THE NATURAL HAVEN: Straightening Hair - Relax or Heat?
    THE NATURAL HAVEN: Mid shaft splits: cause and prevention
    THE NATURAL HAVEN: Heat Training: Her Hair is not Your Hair
    THE NATURAL HAVEN: Why is my hair breaking? Erm.......because you broke it!
    THE NATURAL HAVEN: Tiny Wisps of Hair: Is Kinky Hair Weak?
    2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

    CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
    Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond/ fractionated coconut oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
    Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
    Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Au Naturale styling gelee
    Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
    Experimenting with: benign neglect
  • ZipporahCurlyZipporahCurly Posts: 34Registered Users
    Same here i think it makes me look older but i only have heat damaged bangs i am trying to cut down on straightening but its super hard Straight Hair with NO HEAT! - YouTube this video is a good way to get your hair straight without heat u should check it out maybe it will work :color:
    aleesalin wrote: »
    I wish I could just accept my natural hair but I love it straight and I think it looks better on me that way
  • lisawillsonlisawillson Posts: 31Registered Users
    One of solution I want to give you to use mustard oil.As my sister was also suffering from this problem. Use it regularly for better result.
  • AndieCandieGalAndieCandieGal Posts: 2Registered Users
    I say just stick with what makes you feel comfortable.... in a few years from now if you decide to move on from straight hair, then just cut it short and start from scratch!
  • aleesalinaleesalin Posts: 8Registered Users
    Okay so I got my hair cut and now the fried ends are gone. I also decided to stop using the flat iron for good this time. I'm trying to grow out my hair. Any tips? Thanks :)
  • Firefox7275Firefox7275 Posts: 3,750Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Regular gentle massage, take your 10,000 steps each and every day to boost blood flow. Eat a balanced wholefood diet including plenty of oily fish, fruit, vegetables, nuts, seeds, natural dairy, beans and lentils. Avoid sugar and white/ refined carbohydrates, larger servings of meat, processed dairy.
    2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

    CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
    Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond/ fractionated coconut oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
    Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
    Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Au Naturale styling gelee
    Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
    Experimenting with: benign neglect
  • KiraSavannahKiraSavannah Posts: 423Registered Users
    Sayoon wrote: »
    Don't give up keep moisturizing ur hair n experimenting ur hair will go into different phases as its recovering u might n u will get bad hair days but don't give up , I had 9 years of heat damage n now am enjoying my natural hair it recovered now :) just hang there n take care of ur hair get a clean cut too.
    How long did it take for the damage to go?


    Sent from my SGH-T999 using CurlTalk App
    CG/LOC Method's 3b/3c hair SL-Curly/ Goal-MBL Curly:)
    Weekly Poo/Low Poo: some Shea M Poo.
    Weekly Deep Treat-Dermorganic Intensive Hair Masque
    Bi-Weekly RO:Tresseme Naturals - V.Smooth/N.Moisture
    Daily Leave in:Shea Moisture Extra Moisture Detangler
    Daily Oil: Olive Oil & Conut Oil Mix
    Daily Styler: Shea Moisture Curl & Style Milk
  • SayoonSayoon Posts: 432Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Sayoon wrote: »
    Don't give up keep moisturizing ur hair n experimenting ur hair will go into different phases as its recovering u might n u will get bad hair days but don't give up , I had 9 years of heat damage n now am enjoying my natural hair it recovered now :) just hang there n take care of ur hair get a clean cut too.
    How long did it take for the damage to go?


    Sent from my SGH-T999 using CurlTalk App

    I noticed the difference each month n my hair was fully recovered after 6 months
  • KiraSavannahKiraSavannah Posts: 423Registered Users
    I noticed the difference each month n my hair was fully recovered after 6 months[/QUOTE]
    What differences? Thickness, elasticity, curl pattern, more formed curls?


    Sent from my SGH-T999 using CurlTalk App
    CG/LOC Method's 3b/3c hair SL-Curly/ Goal-MBL Curly:)
    Weekly Poo/Low Poo: some Shea M Poo.
    Weekly Deep Treat-Dermorganic Intensive Hair Masque
    Bi-Weekly RO:Tresseme Naturals - V.Smooth/N.Moisture
    Daily Leave in:Shea Moisture Extra Moisture Detangler
    Daily Oil: Olive Oil & Conut Oil Mix
    Daily Styler: Shea Moisture Curl & Style Milk
  • KiraSavannahKiraSavannah Posts: 423Registered Users
    What kind of differences?

    Sent from my SGH-T999 using CurlTalk App
    CG/LOC Method's 3b/3c hair SL-Curly/ Goal-MBL Curly:)
    Weekly Poo/Low Poo: some Shea M Poo.
    Weekly Deep Treat-Dermorganic Intensive Hair Masque
    Bi-Weekly RO:Tresseme Naturals - V.Smooth/N.Moisture
    Daily Leave in:Shea Moisture Extra Moisture Detangler
    Daily Oil: Olive Oil & Conut Oil Mix
    Daily Styler: Shea Moisture Curl & Style Milk
  • SayoonSayoon Posts: 432Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    What kind of differences?

    Sent from my SGH-T999 using CurlTalk App

    My hair was fried the ends were very dry and my hair was frizzy, this changed with time the frizz was gone in no time n the ends felt smoother with each month

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